Welsh writers and intellectuals have long located themselves within an international milieu.
This event explores three new volumes in the University of Wales Press series ‘Writing Wales in English’ series, edited by CREW: Eutopia: Studies in Cultural Euro-Welshness, 1850-1980 by M. Wynn Thomas which investigates different facets of Wales’s intellectual and imaginative relationship with Europe, New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas edited by Kieron Smith and Rhian Barfoot, a collection of new critical perspectives on Dylan Thomas, and Fight and Flight: Essays on Ron Berry, edited by Georgia Burdett and Sarah Morse, which is the first major assessment of Ron Berry.
This wide-ranging event addressed topics such as disability and eco-literature, literature as cultural capital, and Welsh writing on Europe and the world.
Speakers: Rt Hon Mark Drakeford MS, First Minister of Wales, Elwen Evans QC, M. Wynn Thomas OBE, Kieron Smith, Rhian Barfoot, Kirsti Bohata, Daniel Williams nd D.J. Britton
In this talk, Professor Kirsti Bohata introduces Swansea writer, Amy Dillwyn, and her radical fiction. In her novels, Amy Dillwyn created male avatars (often criminals) to allow her to explore genderqueer identities and lesbian desires. Later, these avatars become female characters (still criminal) who occupy male storylines. This talk is suitable for a general audience.
Introduced by Norena Shopland.